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  • Why All the Food Photos?
    The Internet has a thing for cats. Social media, on the other hand, seems to have a thing for food. Sites like Foodspotting reward people for posting food photos. Foursquare has made it very easy to associate food with a venue and actively promotes it. In the absence of photos, people sometimes just type what they are eating without even posting a photo. So the question isn't whether or not food photos are such a big thing, but why are food photos such a big thing.

  • The evolt.org Logo Using Only CSS2 and CSS3
    I set out to re-create the evolt.org logo using the bare minimum mark-up and many of the new styles available in CSS3. In addition, I wanted to make sure that the links themselves rendered fine in a text browser (mostly because I still surf in Lynx). Get a current browser and check it out.

  • Making and Using QR Codes
    If you happened to spend any time at SxSW this year, then you probably were inundated with QR codes everywhere you looked. People were attaching them to everything — backpacks, street signs, business cards and probably even pets. This walk-through covers the basics for making your own.

  • Google Instant and SEO/SEM
    There's quite the potential for change that this seemingly simple user interface change could have, both on user behavior and money spent on SEM/SEO. The next few weeks may prove to be very interesting.

  • UX Challenges in Touch Interfaces
    As mobile devices have been taking over the place of the mobile or home computer for basic apps and web access, developers are struggling with letting go of the mouse as the primary interface device.